Will Frankfort weather affect Colts vs. Patriots?
The NFL returns to Germany for the final international championship game of the 2023 season. Last week, fans had to contend with bad weather on their way to and from the match while there were concerns about the impact of high-speed winds. Let’s take a look at the Frankfurt weather forecast for this week’s Germany game and whether it will have any impact on your fantasy football options in Week 10.
Frankfort weather report for Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots
- Temperature: High 40s
- precipitation: <10% chance at kickoff
- winds: Southeasterly 3 mph with gusts up to 7 mph
Weather forecast from the UK Met Office and is correct as of 3pm ET on Saturday 11 November.
Other than it being a bit cold in Frankfurt, the weather forecast looks like almost perfect football weather. Clear skies and light winds should mean we’re seeing a good, clean football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.
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In addition, we should mention that Frankfurt’s Waldstadion has a retractable roof, so the worst weather conditions, in terms of rain or snow, can be kept out of the stadium. However, the stadium has open sections around the top, which may allow wind to enter and swirl under the roof. However, they saw winds of up to 30 mph last week in Frankfurt, and you wouldn’t have noticed that in the stadium itself.
Who are the main fantasy options in NFL Germany?
Unlike last week, this game doesn’t drip in fantasy options. The biggest stars of this game could be the running backs, with Jonathan Taylor, Zach Moss, Ramondre Stephenson, and Ezekiel Elliott.
In PFN’s consensus fantasy rankings for scoring half a PPR, Taylor is RB6, Stevenson sits at RB18, Moss is RB30, and Elliott is RB38.
In a 12-team league, all four of these players could start for managers, especially with three powerhouse offenses (and the Los Angeles Rams) in Week 10. These rankings appear to be in place, with Taylor and Stephenson as the default starters, Moss as a flex option, and Elliott as the deepest play in the league.
Elsewhere, the choices are slim. Josh Downs’ injury opens the door to a big game for Michael Pittman. Meanwhile, after losing Kendrick Bourne for the season, the Patriots’ WR situation is a mess. Demario Douglas has an ankle issue, which makes it difficult to trust the best option among this group. JuJu Smith-Schuster had a great week last week, but it was a boom-or-bust play.
At QB, Gardner Minshew has a higher ceiling than Mac Jones. Minshew is never afraid to try to play him, but this could work both ways for fantasy managers if he makes mistakes. At tight end, he is truly Hunter Henry or a bust. None of the ponies offer a sustainable enough option to be someone you can trust.
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